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Philippine Passenger Plane Crashes With 104 Aboard

Rescuers found the wreckage of a passenger plane today in a mountain in the southern Philippines, and authorities could not confirm that any of 104 people aboard had survived. Initial …


Second Fighter In Two Days Crashes In Utah

An F-16C crashed during a training mission Thursday at the Utah Test and Training Range, the second time in two days that a fighter jet has gone down in the …


‘Firefly’ Gets Safety Upgrade

The Air Force will make fuel-system and other changes in the T-3A “Firefly,” a training aircraft involved in three fatal accidents over the past few years, the head of the …


Swampy Terrain Mars Search Effort At Indonesia Crash All 104 People Are Feared Dead, Most Still Strapped In Seats

A helicopter of the Search and Rescue Team searches the crash site over the estuary of the Musi River on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Another Crash In The Former Soviet Union Sounds Alarm

With five plane crashes in 12 days, the safety record of aircraft from the former Soviet Union is going from bad to catastrophic. In the latest calamity, a Ukrainian passenger …


Father, Son Die In Plane Crash

A Yakima business magnate and his son died in a fiery plane crash after a trip to Seattle to watch a professional basketball game. Michael Mercy, whose age was not …


Two Planes Crash In Montana

Two small, private airplanes collided in the air about 10 miles north of here Sunday afternoon and there were multiple deaths, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The agency’s office in …


Fire, Ice Keep Crews From Crash Victims 42 Bodies Found In Rubble From Crash Of Russian Plane

Soldiers examine wreckage Sunday of the Antonov-124 military cargo jet that crashed into an apartment building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Photo by Associated Press


Salvage Questions Hinder Recovery Of Plane Wreckage Craft That Crashed Into Lake On Monday Wasn’t Insured

Lack of insurance is hampering efforts to determine what caused a small plane to crash into Lake Roosevelt, killing all three men aboard.


Two Bikers Among Plane Crash Victims Pair Had Ties To Motorcycle Gangs, But Pilot Had No Such Known Affiliation

Sheriff’s divers looked for drugs and guns but found none in the wreckage of a small plane that carried two men with ties to motorcycle gangs. Investigators still are wondering …


Three Believed Killed In Crash Of Small Plane Divers Recover One Body, Locate Another In Lake Roosevelt

Three men are believed to have died Monday afternoon when a small single-engine plane crashed into Lake Roosevelt about 2-1/2 miles north of here near the town of Marcus. Stevens …


Pilotless Plane Flew Until Gas Tank Empty

A single-engine plane that took off without a pilot and flew 90 minutes crashed because it ran out of fuel, investigators said Monday. Tanya Wagner, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman …


Federal Agencies Crack Down On ‘Air Rage’ On Passenger Jets

Alarmed at the growing incidence of “air rage,” the FBI and other federal agencies have announced a get-tough policy aimed at stopping threats or violence that occur on the nation’s …


Florida Plane Crash Leaves Three Dead

A small plane trying to land at Tampa International Airport crashed near a runway Monday, killing three of the four people aboard. The survivor was critically injured. The plane arriving …


Problem With Plane Closes Main Runway

A Northwest Airlines flight was stuck on Spokane International Airport’s main runway for half an hour after landing because of a problem with the front landing gear. A United Airlines …


2 Men Die In Crash Of Small Plane

Two commercial airline pilots were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a steep, wooded hill north of Damascus. Roger Snyder, 59, and Thomas Wright, 53, had taken a commercial …


Warning Light Forces Horizon Plane To Land

A Horizon Airlines flight leaving Spokane turned back Sunday afternoon and made a “precautionary landing,” a Federal Aviation Administration duty officer said. The Dash-8 twin turboprop landed after its pilot …


Faa Says Denver Was Flying Illegally Agency Had Suspended Singer’s Medical Certificate

Singer John Denver was flying illegally when he was killed in the crash of his experimental aircraft into Monterey Bay Sunday, federal officials said Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration had …


Plane With 75 Aboard Crashes In Uruguay

A plane carrying 75 people from the northern city of Posadas to Buenos Aires crashed in neighboring Uruguay late Friday after changing its route to avoid a heavy storm, Argentina’s …


Missing Plane’s Crash Site Found; All 9 Aboard Dead

Searchers found the smashed remnants of a small plane Friday that vanished two days ago in a densely wooded area of southwestern Colorado. None of the nine people aboard survived. …


Pilot Missing After F-14 Crashes Wreck Off North Carolina Coast Follows Military Safety Reviews Prompted By String Of Accidents

The Navy lost an F-14 jet fighter, and possibly one of the two crew members, when the aircraft crashed into the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast late Thursday afternoon. …


234 Killed In Indonesia Jetliner Crash Plane Goes Down Near Sumatra Airport; Two Americans From Oregon Among The Dead

An Indonesian jetliner crashed Friday in an area of Sumatra that has been shrouded in smoke from hundreds of forest fires, killing all 234 people aboard. Investigators were checking to …


Single-Engine Plane Crashes Into Office Building, Killing 4

An aerial photo shows the wreckage of a single-engine Beach Sundowner that crashed into a Torrance, Calif., medical office building, killing all four passengers. Photo by Associated Press


B-1b Slow Before Crash, Montana Rancher Says

Two engine cores were some of the larger fragments remaining in a field Saturday after a B-1 bomber crashed near Alzada, Mont., Friday. Photo by Associated Press


B-1 Bomber Crashes In Montana, Killing 4 Sixth Crash In Week Prompts Earlier Training Halt

An Air Force B-1 bomber on a training mission crashed in a Montana prairie on Friday, killing all four crew members, the Air Force said. It was the sixth U.S. …


F-16 Fighter Jets Collide, Crews Survive

Two Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets collided in midair off Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday night, sending one jet plummeting into the water, but all three crew members survived, Air …


Fighter Breaks Up At Air Show $45 Million Plane Crashes Into Condo Complex; 6 Hurt

A section of F-117A stealth fighter falls during an air show performance Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Two Planes Disappear Near Africa U.S., German Aircraft May Have Collided Off Southern Coast; 33 Reported Missing

U.S. and German military planes with 33 people on board were reported missing off the coast of Southern Africa on Sunday amid indications they had collided and crashed into the …


Copter Crash Near Olympic Park Kills 3 5 Hurt When Chopper Goes Down During Search For A Missing Hiker

A helicopter with eight people on board crashed Friday afternoon just outside Olympic National Park while searching for a missing hiker. Three people were killed and five injured, authorities said.


Idaho Official’s Son Dies In Plane Crash

1. A firefighter helps with a backburn on a fire started by the light plane crash that killed Joe Cenarrusa on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press (This photo appeared in …